Trevond Barnes added 17 points, shooting 6 of 8 from the field and hitting all five of his free-throw attempts for Hampton (11-14, 6-4 Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference). Charles Wilson-Fisher had 12 points on 5-of-5 shooting and Malique Trent-Street scored 10.
The Pirates went nearly four minutes without a field goal as Howard trimmed a 13-point deficit to 78-72 when Dalique Mingo made a layup with 5:32 to play. A jumper by Fisher pushed the lead to 12 points and, after two free throws by R.J. Cole pulled the Bison within 84-75 with 3:21 left, Hampton used an 11-2 run -- including four dunks -- to seal it.
Cole had 27 points and six assists, and Charles Williams scored 23 points, for Howard (7-19, 4-6). The Bison have lost two in a row after a four-game win streak.
Hampton shot 55 percent (33 of 60) from the field, including 8 of 15 from 3-point range, and hit 21 of 24 free throws.
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|North Carolina A&T||11-5||1||20-15|
|North Carolina Central||9-7||3||19-16|
|South Carolina St||6-10||6||10-22|